Help shape change for young children and their families!

As someone who works with young children, you have unique experiences with young children and their families.  Because of your insights, we are asking for your help!   We very much appreciate your contribution.

The Ministry of Education is planning to establish Ontario Early Years Child and Family Centres (OEYCFCs) as part of a high quality early years system of services and supports for children ages 0 – 6 and their parents and caregivers.  Hastings County is developing a plan for the implementation of the OEYCFCs in our county, and we want to ensure that folks like you who work with young children have the opportunity to:

·                      express ideas about good programs and services for   young  children and their families,

·                        provide insights into possibilities for integration with other relevant early years and community services.

Because we want to make sure that the OEYCFCs best meet the needs of families and children in Hastings County, we are asking for your input.  The survey will take about 10 minutes of your time.  Participation is completely voluntary. Please feel free to write additional comments.   All information that you provide through your participation in this study will be kept confidential. Survey responses will be grouped together and summarized, so no individual can be identified. 

If you have any questions or would like additional information about this study, please feel free to contact Sheleena Forfar, Community Planner in Hastings County Children’s Services, at 613-966-1319 X2285, or Beverley Bell-Rowbotham, Data Analysis Coordinator, at 613-966-1319 X2315.